The United State Karate Alliance Hall of Fame is the extension of the United States Karate Association’s Trias International Society. The Trias International Society was the first martial arts Hall of Fame in the world and it inducted only the best that could be found anywhere. Since the founding of the Trias International Society, there have been many martial arts halls of fame but none of them meet the standards that have been carried on by the men and women who continue to propagate the teachings of Grand Master Robert A. Trias.
The United States Karate Alliance was co-founded in 1989 by Mr. James Hawkes and Dr. David Jordan after the death of Grand Master Robert A. Trias. The new organization was born to insure that the ideals and standards that were born out of Master Trias would be continued in the same fashion and without a lapse of time. When the new organization pondered the name to be used instead of The Trias International Society, it ultimately settled with the name The United States Karate Alliance Hall of Fame. Even though the name was changed, the standards have been kept intact and each year men and women come before the Hall of Fame membership to interview for induction.
The United States Karate Alliance is comprised of the men and the women who are and have been the most spirited competitors/fighters who have ever put on a martial arts uniform. They have blazed the trails and set the standards for most of what we experience today at our martial arts/karate tournaments. Those who have retired from the competitive arena are busy teaching the next generation of martial artists/karate-ka. Regardless, it is the men and the women like these who carry the torch and readily accept responsibility for the future of the disciplines that we practice. We are making great strides in youth development and pointing adults in the right direction. So with this, we have the men and the women of the USKA Hall of Fame.